Just a quick whipped up little Ta-dah for you today. Here is the little sweater that I was telling you about the other day. I did not have enough of the one colour but found some lemon to stripe up the bottom section and managed to get it done. I called it Bumble Bee.
I used 6mm bamboo needles for the first time. I thought that they were a bit big for my liking but I loved the way the felt to knit with. The wool is Basics pure in 8ply. ( I would usually go for a 4mm size of needles which to me is much more comfortable).
Although the stitches looked ok in the end I found the joining edges a little loose so not as neat looking as I would prefer.
The pattern calls for a little tie at the top but I am not sure if I will add this or maybe use a button instead. Still thinking on that one.
Here is the link the pattern One Skein Hooded Baby Jacket (Name aside, I need 3 50g balls for this one). There are also errors in the first section of the pattern. I would suggest you also check out this ravelry page before attempting the pattern as Jill has rewritten the first part of the pattern so it actually works! I was so grateful to find her re-write after thinking it was I making the mistakes over and over.
Here is my little friend Natalie modelling for you. The sweater is a bit small for her.......but it gives you a bit of an idea of how it will sit. Well sort of, the hood is also too short for her as it is a new born size.
It was a quick and easy knit once you deciphered the errors in the pattern. I changed the bottom to a plain edge as it went better with the stripes. The original pattern had a picot edge.
I am currently focussing more on crochet than knitting and hopefully will have another ta-dah in a day or so. Have a wonderful week everyone!
Hugs and smoochies xoxoxox